Little Dog Clothes: Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Warm!

We’ve had record cold temperatures in Canada and the U.S.A. this year. We all know how it affects us. I don’t want to go out of the house in the morning! Heck I don’t even want to get out of my housecoat. Shoveling snow…….ya, great fun!! Your little canine cutie probably doesn’t love it either (Not the snow shoveling. You should never make your dog shovel snow. It’s bad for their back). Is Your Canine, Cold Weather Friendly? : 3 Factors Size: That’s right, it’s high school science time again. This class is about “Surface to Volume”. If your dog is small he or she has a larger surface area (his outside surface) to his heat producing inside. Therefore, his or her surface area will release the heat he or she produces more quickly and easily and they will have a greater appreciation for little dog clothes. Conversely a larger …

Small Dog Snow Boots – Yea or Nay?

It’s debated whether any dogs need snow boots. According to some researchers dogs have a natural adaptation that protects their feet from the cold. While this may be true, there may be more to the picture. Ask Your Dog About Snow Boots Your dog may be trying to tell you something about whether they need snow boots. The clues aren’t that difficult to detect: Does your dog limp when he walks on snow? If he is, snow boots may be the answer. Does your dog stop and lift one paw off the ground when he walks on snow? Does he or she stop, turn and look at you pitifully with one paw off the ground? Is he or she now simply resisting going for a walk on a snowy day when they normally eagerly wait at the door? Occasionally all breeds of dogs will exhibit these behaviors, but certain breeds, …